After I quit my job in 2011 (March), I had little idea about what to do next. I thought I will experiment a bit and see whats in store for me.
I knew I was done with working for someone and wanted to see if I had any capability in building a business – any business, size or industry didn’t matter much.
Things were hazy. I had several half-baked ideas. Tapprs is one that worked out okay.
Tapprs was never really my primary idea – since it is capital intensive, I kept resisting it. But all my other ideas failed to gain traction and I kept getting deeper into Tapprs and it started doing significant revenues. Natural course took over, esp after some inspiration by Lensrentals.com CEO Roger Cicala.
At Tapprs, things weren’t based on rocket-science. We simply paid attention to:
- taking care of customer well
- being fair and honest with employees and other stake holders
- putting business interests ahead of personal interest
- not taking short-cuts
- being fanatic about processes, systems, inventory & money management
That shows on the dashboard below, at least a bit.